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May 14, 2024May 14, 2024

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Including a dog paw cleaner, wireless earbuds, and more inexpensive products reviewers are raving about.

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Promising review: "I had read so many reviews about this serum, and I was skeptical to buy and I am so happy that I did! This serum works wonders on my skin. I had slight hyperpigmentation on my face and I do have acne scars, my skin looked dull and lacked moisture, after I applied this serum every day in the morning my skin looks so better than before. My pigmentation is reduced, and my skin looks fresh and moisturized. My acne scars are the same, but I think that I will use it for more months to see the difference. Overall the serum is not oily and it quickly absorbs my skin. I am very happy with my purchase and I highly recommend this to buy." —Kavita

Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in two sizes).

These glasses can also help block blue-light from other electronics, including cellphones and TVs.

Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue-light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!" —kwatson

Get them from Amazon for $11.19+ (available in 23 colors).

Promising review: "I purchased these for my son who suffers from cystic acne. He is 15-years-old, and they has been a lifesaver. He puts them on the pimples at night and in the morning the pimples are dramatically reduced in size and his skin is 'flat' in his words. I highly recommend these to anyone who suffers from any type of acne. They were recommended by another mom on my son's basketball team. Her son was using them and I am so thankful that she shared how great the Might Patches are!" —Slade Salisbury

Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $11.97.

Promising review: "These are the best supplements for your plants. The fertilizer sticks are easy to use, you just push them into the soil and water. Your plants will flourish once you start feeding them these little guys. I highly recommend this product for happy healthy plants and for plant owners who don't want to repot!" —Crystal

Get a 48-pack from Amazon for $5.69.

Promising review: "This product delivers everything it promises. It's easy to apply and stays on all day. Moreover, it is light enough to wear in hot weather, and it can be layered for more coverage, without looking too cakey. The sponge applicator works, but it does need to be cleaned fairly often. Overall, a great product that I will continue to purchase. One caveat: The colors, if ordered online, tend to be a tad lighter than pictured. I highly recommend this product." —tammness

Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in 12 shades).

Be sure to check with your doctor first to address any knee concerns *before* trying a knee stabilizer band for workouts.

Promising review: "I was born with no cartilage between my knee and my kneecap on my right knee. It’s given me so many problems over the years. I was told I would need a knee replacement by 30. I’ve tried every knee brace under the sun. Some worked temporarily but no matter what I would feel sharp pain. This brace is the first relief I have felt while exercising, walking, running, etc., and I’m so thrilled. With the way it’s designed, you’re really able to get the support you desire, tighten or loosen it for your comfort. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in nine colors).

Promising review: "I have been having shower draining issues, so there was a build-up of soap scum in my shower. I have a very weak stomach and cleaning the shower makes me physically ill. I have tried several products that have claimed to be no scrubbing/wiping, but this has been the only one that has worked. I sprayed it after my shower and left it to sit until the next night. Found that A LOT of the grime had disappeared. Now, was it perfect? No. But I think with consistent use it will get there. Highly recommend this product." —KZ

Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in two scents and a refill).

Promising review: "I got this to replace my old matte balm that I got LITERALLY years ago (I know I know, should have replaced sooner) and I'm already in love with it. It's light to wear, and my lips actually breathe. It doesn't get clumpy during long wear either and actually lasted through dinner last night. It's dead-on the same shade as my UD nude lippy, and although coverage isn't as thick and it's not as creamy, it's still perfect for a light makeup day. Highly recommend this one!" —C. Bentley

Get it from Amazon for $9.65+ (available in 26 colors, with lip liners, and in packs of three).

This walking pad has six-speed levels and goes up to 4 mph, so you can do a chill walk *or* a brisk jog while you work at a standing desk! It's also remote-controllable and you can easily slide it under a bed or couch when you're done using it.

Promising review: "I love this thing! It got delivered yesterday. Earlier than expected and it's perfect for my home office setup. I work remotely and long hours, so have a hard time getting out. I did over 2 miles yesterday and am already on it this morning. Highly recommend and easy to set up. Literally, take it out of the box, plug in, and use the remote." —Allison K. Hughes

Get it from Amazon for $338.22+ (clip the coupon on the product page to save $40 off this price; available in three colors).

BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd swears by this mascara and said: "As someone who isn't a big fan of false lashes (the glue irritates my eyes and I'm terrible at applying them) this budget-friendly holy grail does the trick for both lengthening and volumizing my lashes. It uses a conic shape fiber brush to help the mascara apply evenly without getting too clumpy. Plus, it's cruelty-free!" Peep more deets in her full Essence Lash Princess mascara review.

Promising review: "I have read that this mascara is wonderful, so I wanted to give it a try. I have very short eyelashes so I have tried so many mascaras over the years that I have lost count. Boy, I was very surprised to find out that this is one of the best for volume, it went on so well, is very easy to use, and you do get a lot for your money. I had to put three coats on, but it looks really nice with the volume and it looked like I had false eyelashes on. I highly recommend this you will be very satisfied!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

Promising review: "I hesitantly bought one of these to try on an old pair of sneakers that I wear when I work outdoors in my yard. I followed the directions and put them on. After one (and only one) minor adjustment, they fit perfectly and I have now turned my sneakers (with shoelaces that I have to tie and untie) into slip-on sneakers. So much easier to deal with, especially if you need to put them on quickly. I bought another set to go on my black sneakers. If you have trouble bending down to tie or untie your footwear, I highly recommend these!" —P. Lamoureux

Get a pair from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 13 colors).

Here's how to put them on: place a fitted sheet on the bed, fold a corner of the sheet back, clamp on the BedBand, slide the fitted sheet corner over your mattress, tuck both the BedBand and fitted sheet under your mattress, and repeat for the other three corners.

Promising review: "We have a 14-inch thick memory foam mattress with an adjustable frame (so it can lift up on either end). We bought sheets specifically sized for it, but the bottom sheet comes off the end that is lifted (where our heads are at) every night. You wake up in the middle of the night, and the sheet is off half the bed. It’s extremely irritating. We bought this product, and it hasn’t happened since! We are actually sleeping better because of it, which is a big added bonus. Highly recommended!" —P. Jarosz

Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors and also in a 2-pack, 3-pack and 4-pack).

Each pair comes with a wireless charging case, so you can power them up on the go!

Promising review: "These are absolutely amazing! I reviewed many different earbuds and decided on these, I'm so glad I did! I needed something I could work out with. I was on the treadmill watching a movie on my iPhone, and the sound of the movie made me feel as if I were right there in the middle of the movie running for my life because the sound was outstanding. The bass is perfect and the sound is better than any I have used. They provide very clear, clean, and crisp sounds. I would highly recommend these to anyone. I love the case and the charging station. They fit snug in my ears and came charged and ready to use. They paired with my phone very easily. The noise cancellation was also great! I love them so much that I might be ordering some for my husband as well." —grandmawe

Get it from Amazon $23.99+ (clip the coupon on the product page to save $5 off this price; available in five colors).

Apply it to dirty grout lines, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and agitate the grout with a bristled brush to lift all the nasty gunk that's been there for way too long.

Promising review: "I never leave a review unless the product is terrible, but there is a first time for everything. This grout cleaner is AMAZING! It was super easy to use. There is no foul odor. No gloves needed. It didn’t have to sit more than 5 minutes and you didn’t have to 'scrub' with the brush, just rub the brush with slight pressure. I just ordered a second bottle because I don’t want to risk not having some on hand for the future! I have tile in my kitchen and three bathrooms. I actually painted the grout in one of the bathrooms a few months ago because nothing would clean it! If only I had known this was out there! Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $21.95.

This paw washer fits paws up to 3.5 inches wide! It's simple to use too: Fill up the container with a little water, insert your dog's paw, twist their paw inside the container, and gently dab their paw with a towel.

Promising review: "Listen — I live in Pittsburgh, it seems to rival Seattle in rainfall lately. It rains for a week at a time, then it snows, then the snow melts and it rains again. Our German shepherd was destroying our carpet with his mud-filled paws despite the sea of towels at the back door and wiping them off. This thing has been an absolute life saver, honest! I used it a few times 'dry' on the dog to get him used to it but the bristles are soft silicone, he’s a prissy dog and tolerates it really well. It’s easy to clean after use — dump the water and rinse well with hot water. It’s only three pieces and easy to disassemble to give a good soaking. HIGHLY RECOMMEND." —MrsP2012

Get it from Amazon for $15.08+ (available small, medium, and large sizes and in eight colors).

Promising review: "I love this eyebrow pencil. The pencil/brush combo allows you to pencil in the makeup and then brush it out to ensure a natural look. I originally went with the Light Brunette color, but it was very dark!! I switched to the dark blonde and I am very happy with the color. Highly recommend!" —Holly

Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in 10 shades and in 2-packs).

Promising review: "We live on well water and both the tub and sink will discolor over time with the iron buildup. I have seriously tried every product off the shelf for a rust/iron removing product for my tub and sink...and boy, this stuff does the trick. I spray the tub down at night, before bed, and in the morning most of it is gone! I'll typically do two treatments, and apply it for a second night, but that's all there is to it. Spray and go. No scrubbing whatsoever! Highly recommend this product!" —Marissa Schwartz

Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by these vacuum bags and said: "I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just one large bag was plenty to store 9 or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I didn't feel like breaking out the vacuum, so I just used the included hand pump, and it took maybe three minutes max to pump out the air and shrink the bag before replacing the cap — easy peasy! And no danger of reinflation." Read her full vacuum storage bags review (it's #2 on the list)!

Promising review: "I have a small house and recently had a moth infestation. It’s taken a while to get rid of the moths and I got these bags for my sweaters to protect them. They save a lot of space in my closet and protect my wool sweaters from moths. I’m also a knitter and have lots of wool yarn. These bags are super easy to use and come with a hand pump. They seem sturdy and are a perfect size to store sweaters and wool in my in my closet. I highly recommend!" —marjeneg

Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes and multiple variety packs).

Promising review: "I actually bought one for myself and one for my daughter. I find this diffuser soothing. The lights that change are an added feature that my husband loves. I fill it at night to the water line and add my drops of essential oil. It disburses throughout my large master bedroom and auto shuts off in the early a.m. Highly recommend." —Andrea C. Gamble

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

Bolden is a Black-owned business specializing in skincare products, including acne treatments and cleansers, that'll help streamline your daily regimen.

Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin and am usually very sensitive to products containing SPF, however, this product hasn't broken out my skin, and my dark scars are fading. I use this cream daily, especially on my 'no makeup' days and it gives a slight glow to the skin. I definitely highly recommend this product." —Bolden Skincare Customer

Get it from Bolden for $28 or Amazon for $25.99.

Promising review: "I bought this after seeing it show up, repeatedly, on multiple BuzzFeed lists. I wear a lot of sterling silver jewelry that tarnishes very easily and hasn’t been a long time. Following the directions, I was able to clean a pair of earrings and a pendant necklace in about 15 minutes, to be fair all three items were seriously tarnished/dirty. The pen did a good job. It worked even better when I wet the jewelry down first, which resulted in significantly less scrubbing and much faster cleaning times. I have two more pairs of earrings and I’ll have cleaned everything In my jewelry box that needs it. I highly recommend this product!" —MissEntropy

Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

Promising review: "I was first given a bottle of Folex by someone I hired to clean my carpets. Since then, I’ve used this product on just about every kind of stain imaginable, and it has almost never let me down. We just had a large tomato sauce spill on our dining room carpet that we didn’t find for about two weeks after it happened. I wasn’t sure if even Folex would work, since that stain was dry and set in. I gave the spot a few squirts, then worked the cleaner into the carpet with my fingers. After a few seconds, I could already see the spot fading. Once I blotted the spot with a clean cloth, the spot was gone! I have no idea how this stuff can be so good, but it is. I’ll never be without it." —Tony Z

Get a 3-pack Amazon for $20.97.

Promising review: "OK, yes, it looks like a cheese grater and, yes, it is darn sharp, so I was a little nervous about it. But I gotta say, this is a great foot rasp. I'm one of those people who runs around barefoot as much as possible and my feet get pretty dry and callused as a result. This rasp worked like a charm to remove all the dead skin and have my feet looking and feeling better in no time. Follow the directions and don't push too hard, let the rasp do the work, then there are no worries about cutting yourself or removing too many layers. The fabric storage pouch is a nice touch. It helps you store the rasp without worries of hurting yourself or damaging other items in your drawer. I would highly recommend this rasp." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Promising review: "I used to fold shirts every once in a while with one that was in the office at work, but I was moving and wanted one of my own, so I decided to give this one a shot. The instructions were easy to understand, the design was a bit much, but it looks like all the air channels help with folding so no big deal there. One of the best parts about it was the bottom part that stayed there while you're folding up, with the one at my office, the whole thing lifted up and didn't work so well. This one worked fantastic and I highly recommend!" —J. Rush

Get it from Amazon for $14.44 (available in four colors).

BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly owns this knife sharpener and said: "The little sharpener comes with detailed instructions and actually fits in my knife drawer so I won’t have to scare the dog while saying “WHERE IS IT?” out loud. I pulled out my assortment of knives and gave it a go on a Rachael Ray knife. It’s a pretty handy knife, but wasn’t what it used to be back in the day. I set it on the edge of my cutting board and pulled it through the coarse notch three times, per the instructions. Even though mushrooms aren’t notorious for being tough to slice through, they’re oddly shaped and move around: with my newly sharpened knife I was able to slice through them with no effort…even the stem! I also manhandled an onion and it was sooo easy slicing through the skin." Read her full review of the KitchenIQ sharpener (#4).

Promising review: "Got it yesterday and put it right to use on a number of dull knives. It was smaller than expected, but that just made it easier to store in a kitchen drawer. The notch in the bottom is brilliant! Hold the sharpener on the edge of the counter and there is no worry about hitting the knife on anything when pulling it through to sharpen it. After a number of strokes on the sharpening steel and then on the ceramic rods and the knives were razor sharp. I highly recommend this item to anyone looking for a good inexpensive sharpener that does the job. Five Stars!" —F. Hirtz

Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in seven styles and six colors).

These hair extensions are heat-resistant up to 300-ish degrees, so you can blow dry, straighten, and curl them with the rest of your hair.

Promising review: "Wow! These extensions are beautiful! So easy to put on (beginner here), the color is amazing, the curls are perfect, and very thorough instructions. I didn't realize they were also including a comb, bonus hair band, extra fastener kit, and spray bottle for cleaning. I haven't tried it, but the instructions say you can straighten these as well. I can't believe the price for what you get! Highly recommend." —Jamie H

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six lengths and multiple colors, some solid, some with highlights, and some with a balayage effect).

These slippers work well for mopping up vinyl, wood, and tiled floors. Plus, you can pop them in the washing machine after you're done cleaning.

Promising review: "My kids loved sliding around the house helping me with cleaning the floors! I sprayed a little floor cleaner down, put on some fun music and off we all went! It was a dance party that doubled as a house cleaning! Need to get a smaller size for my youngest, but other than that they were perfect! Highly recommended to help break up the monotony of housework." —A Winslow

Get five pairs from Amazon for $13.99 (all are one-size-fits-most).

This 14-piece set comes with seven different-sized lids for small, medium, and large food containers. Each silicone lid is freezer safe and dishwasher safe, plus helps you cut back on plastic wrap waste.

Promising review: "Ordered these because the plastic lids that came with my glass Tupperware had gotten old and brittle and were cracking. They fit them perfectly and hold on really well, they even stack! I've even used them to just cover cans of food and sodas that we haven't quite finished. We also use them for leftovers, just putting them on top of bowls if we get too full to finish. It's cut down on my use of plastic wrap as well, which is a huge bonus for me as someone who likes to recycle. I highly recommend these!" —Rachel

Get a set of 14 from Amazon for $15.99.

Skinergy Beauty is a Latina-owned beauty business founded by Priscilla Jiminian. They're known for cleansers, toners, and other skincare treatments inclusive of all skin types.

Promising review: "WOW! Not even prescription acne medication has been able to control my acne and scarring the way this has. In addition, my skin looks brighter and smoother and almost glows! HIGHLY recommend this product!" —Maurylyne

Get it from Skinergy Beauty for $54.99.

It's so easy to apply too: dust, wipe clean, and dry the back of your TV, lay out and trim the strip, peel off the tape, stick it onto your TV, and connect the USB attached to it to your TV.

Promising review: "I LOVE the look of this! I am a big gamer and Netflix-er and this Luminoodle definitely adds to the experience. It makes the contrast on your TV appear to be even higher than it was before, and it adds a nice touch of soft lighting to the room. It's also really easy to unplug if you're not feeling it ALL the time. I would definitely recommend that when you go to install, make sure that the surface you're sticking it on is clean. I didn't dust my TV very well when I installed and it didn't stick quite as well as I had expected, but I eventually got it on. So far, it has stayed in place. I highly recommend!" —Lauren

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 10 sizes and styles).

The reviewer above used this facial serum to cover up a bad sunburn!

Promising review: "I think this is a wonderful product and highly recommend if to anyone who fights facial redness. I sometimes wear it alone but under cream foundation and light powder and it works even better. I was totally amazed at how much it evened out my skin tone! And honestly, I didn't think it could be done." —Chris

Get it from Amazon for $35.64.

It comes with direct connect hoses you can hook up to the 3/8-inch feed water valves under your kitchen sink. Plus, it's much cheaper than calling a plumber for assistance!

Promising review: "This filter is great! We live in NYC and the tap water isn't great. This filter was super easy to install and after installing we did a before and after test. Was shocked to see that the water is visibly cleaner. The glass of water from before was cloudy, had a faint odor, and a faint metallic water treatment chemical taste. The after glass was crystal clear with absolutely no odor or taste. Definitely highly recommend. Wish I had bought one of these sooner." —Jasmina

Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (clip the coupon on the product page to save 20% off this price).

Promising review: "I got these to wear with my heels for a wedding I was in that had grass for the ceremony. I bought the size small and it fit my heels perfectly. Unlike other brands, these actually stayed on the entire time and did not get caught in the grass. I highly recommend this product." —Sara C.

Get a pair on Amazon for $11.99 (available in four sizes).

Promising review: "Saved me on my first hike! I packed my bag too heavy and by the second day, I was out of water and almost out of food. After I dropped the useless water and food weight I was ready to hike back on the third day along a stream. There was no wasted time filtering water...I just filled my water bottle and drank with the straw. I highly recommend!" —bryan

Get it from Amazon for $17.49 (available in four colors and multipacks).

This marble-print surface cover is so easy to use: measure your kitchen countertop, cut the amount you'll need, peel off the adhesive liner, and stick it on! Some reviewers also recommend using a credit card to gently smooth out any bubbles that may pop up in the process.

If you want to spruce up other areas around home, this cover also works great for cabinets and other pieces of furniture (bookcases, desks, dressers, and more).

Promising review: "Great value for the money! As with all peel-and-stick products, it is very easy to get air bubbles underneath which will show (I have yet to master this skill), but the results are amazing when you get it right. We used this for our kitchen countertops as we rent and could not replace it and although I do not expect this to hold up forever, it has been put through some use for a month now and still looks like new. It has not discolored, or moved/peeled, and looks great! I messed up a couple times while installing the film and it is easy enough to cover up with an extra piece of film to overlap any mistakes. If I can do it with a fairly good result, anyone can do it (as long as you have realistic expectations and understand it will never look as good as a real granite countertop would). Highly recommend for anyone who is renting but wants to spruce up their kitchen without spending too much money!" —Caroline Klar

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five sizes).

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Promising review:in the morning the pimples are dramatically reduced in sizeI highly recommend these to anyone who suffers from any type of acne.Promising review:After a few seconds, I could already see the spot fading.Once I blotted the spot with a clean cloth, the spot was gone!Promising review:The after glass was crystal clear with absolutely no odor or taste.Definitely highly recommend.